Saturday, January 23, 2010

Wardrobe plan - part 2

Since you are aware of the benefits of having a wardrobe plan. What is the next step? Set a day, put away laptop and mobile phone and select a feel good CD to put you in the mood to rummaging and sorting out your wardrobe. Or perhaps you could reenact the scene from 'Sex and the City' where Carrie and her friends helping her deciding which of her clothes are to keep or to toss. Let the party begins...

Try on everything you own
By trying every clothes you possess, you know which one looks good on you and vice versa. Whilst doing this, make three piles of clothes - to keep, to toss and to repair

Make an inventory of clothes that you want to keep. Mine is attached. There is no particular format to use as the most important thing is that you know how your inventory system works.

Sort the clothes from 'to keep' pile into outfits, say which top goes which bottom. Make notes and if possible snap photos (thanks to digital camera, you can snap photos as many as you want). If you come across a bottom without a top or a dress needs a jacket, put the item aside. The missing items can be your new addition to your collection.

Work through the 'to toss' pile by analyzing and learning from these mistake purchases. Ask yourself , 'where did it go wrong?'. Was it an impulsive purchase? Not the right fit?

Send your 'to repair' to a tailor for fixing. This helps to salvage 'to repair' clothes especially your favourite pieces.

Going through your wardrobe and preparing the plan take a long time but once it is done, you face lesser problem of mixing and matching clothes and shopping for the right or needed items. Hence you save money and time.

How to find your personal style and look fantastic every day! by Olivia Goldsmith & Amy Fine Collins

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